**Weekly Wildlife 11-10 thru 11-16**
Thanks Cetonid, extra reach would be nice. This lens has been glued to my camera for the last month. I love this thing. I have enjoyed using this lens more than any of my others. Thanksgiving holiday I will use it at Cedar Key and Blue Springs State Park in north Florida, should be plenty of birds hanging around. If it doesn't work, I will have the 70-400G on my A700 for back up.
I have found with a real quality lens like that STF you can use the on board 1.4 Teleconverter very effectively just set everything up to X Fine and give it a try you have 24 MP to play with.
Love that grey goose in flight Sam, looks like it's pulling on a cloak to hide from your lens. Nice one!
Some BIF of our winter visitors in India
Pair of Egrets
4 Ft Gator
Dive Bomber Osprey
Pixelated Juvenile Wood pecker
Nice shots. I've never heard of a Whiskey Jay.
Hi Ed, whiskey jay is also called grey jay (or Canada Jay). There was another blue bird I forgot the name of it. It's not Blue Jay that's for sure.
Thank you for that tip, I will play with it this week.
Nice selection, you guys are spoiled in Florida. Pileateds Woodpeckers are on my to do list, but so far no.
Hey Thanks For Posting Up This Week Too .
Here's one I caught taking a bath in the driveway, don't see them on the ground very often
He was about 80 feet up and I was about 50-60 feet back from tree , I was unable to Tone focus so I set focus on my Neighbors window with a similar distance and held the shutter down and fired the HVL 60 , Not to bad but a little out of focus , I think I should have set all manual I suppose .
I have many shots of them here in Virginia. They are around all year, but easiest to photograph and get close to in the late winter, early spring when the leaves are gone. Also, when they have young in the nest, they get so involved in foraging for food, they become less aware of their surroundings. I have several shots where I was shooting withing 20 feet or so.
Next time you may want to go to shutter priority and get the sync speed up and you will probably get a sharper shot. Each of us has to make their own decision on flashing owls who are dependent on their night vision for getting prey.
Good point that was a 300mm with a size able crop I was quite surprised a flash had that much range ,nice to know I could count on it for something useful though Other than annoying the local wildlife.
much to learn about flash photography ....
Very nice pictures!
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|Orange-tip Butterfly by anisah|
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